No. The French arte still being idiotics when they think they are the smartest. In particular, they have initiated the "Not-answering-the-question-asked-by-the-referendum-paper " starting with De Gaulle's constitutional referendum in 1969, b ecause he was too old. Then the refusal of the E...Jump to post
So, we're left with the only solution : a hard Brexit, and nothing else.
And the sooner the better for everyone.
Let's put this farce behind us.
NO. I'm not talking about nazis as important - or even existing - in 1870 or 1914, I'm just referring to a mindset that you share with them to jhustify, a posteriori the Prussian annexcation of Alsace-Lorraine : " It's not a land grab,but a return of nationals to the bossom of their nation ( or...Jump to post
That doesn't seem to be your problem as you have loaded Fance with all the reponsibilities. And no ! That wasn't the only thing you said : 1/-" It did have a significant percentage of German speaking residents. So when German unification came about, it was not untoward of the Germans to include...Jump to post
Wiki, again and again and again ! There were at least two alliances : the "Entente" with Britain, France and Russia and the "Alliance" between Austria-Hungary, Germany and Italy.. So, again for some very dicy argument, you fail ( ????? ) to mention the Austrian-Hungarian empire, ...Jump to post
Pihero objects to my description of conditions in Alsace Lorraine on the eve of the 1870 war: "Alsace - Lorraine was a region with a peaceful but mixed population. It did have a significant percentage of German speaking residents. So when German unification came about, it was not untoward of t...Jump to post
2/- .... but it wasn't one of the reasons for WW1.There were a lot of politically / strategically more involving events in Europe in 1914 : The end of the Ottoman empire and who would take its place, the Balkans, the place of Russia...the hegemonist policy of Prussia;.. etc... etc... To see a direc...Jump to post
That "French patriotism was very strong in the region" is a subjective assumption which ignores the reasoning of why the Germans wanted to include Alsace - Lorraine into their nation in 1870. The unification of German states was a unification of German states, not a land grab. It seems ob...Jump to post
And, in WWII: and Alsatians could be drafted into the German Army. During the occupation, Beginning in October 1942, young Alsatian men were inducted into the German armed forces. Sometimes they were known as the malgré-nous, which could be translated in English as "against our will".[not...Jump to post
(1)- So in 1914, 43 years after the region became an official part of Germany, you're saying that you would have wanted to start another war to get back a piece of land that you never had clear title to (it always had a lot of German speaking citizens), and which was living in peace? (2)- I have al...Jump to post
A history of the region's affiliation goes like this (if you have any disagreement here let me know): Originally Alsace - Lorraine was a region with a peaceful but mixed population. It did have a significant percentage of German speaking residents. So when German unification came about, it was not ...Jump to post
Funny how history gets transformed / distorted . 1/- There wasn't / has never been a good mnemotechnic method for remembering the meaning of each code as their definition was highly accurate and putting the queen in that sacred technique was at least a waste of time, at most a dangerous endeavour. F...Jump to post
Talk about total denial...Jump to post
... you have completely avoided my point, which is that a devout woman, and not just in Islam, may chose to dress modestly - and that, I believe, is her right. ...If people can't differentiate between a woman having a swim and a killer on a rampage, I can only shrug. I agree with the Conseil d'Etat...Jump to post
1/- Show me where in their holy book she is told to wear that sort of clothes. 2/- You should have a look at a poll (see part of it here in Pew research ) 3/- In *Le Monde*, supposedly the top newspaper in this country, a very intersting article : the interview of a woman who is still a militant for...Jump to post
A very strange post. In Sisco, you seem to put all the blame on the Corsicans... Did you forget the use of a spearfishing gun by one of the men defending their takeover ? 1/- More anti-muslim sentiment, crimes resulting in more radicalised muslims ? That's putting the shoe on the wrong foot : Cite a...Jump to post
What happened in Sisco had nothing to do with the burkini (according to the prosecutor) so this is beyond stupid, the only reason it hasn't been struck down is that doing this could cause racist riots. And the fact that it's Corsica, not really a civilized place to begin with. 1/- For this administ...Jump to post
And so the ban is found to have "seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms to come and go, freedom of beliefs and individual freedom" Liberté still means something to some French citizens. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37198479 Funny that no one here had made a ...Jump to post
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/KOVhDUkmIvk/maxresdefault.jpg Why I am not against whole bodied suits for women, as a principle. I do abhor, though, the religious meaning behind the so-called burqini, which is just the sign of women's subservience. Our self righteous liberals and holier-than -thou freedom d...Jump to post
The noise over the burkini has been quite deafening and, in my very humble opinion, most posters have completely misunderstood what is at stake : - For the liberals and fair minded netters, this is about “freedom” of dress for a group of women. The argument goes further by saying that the dress woul...Jump to post
Applying article 7 on Poland or Hungary might be appropriate, but not on the UK. Just being annoying and selfish does not count as an Article 7 infringement. You're right , of course but this is where the farce could become even more tragi-comic : Article 7 could be - I don't say it will - triggere...Jump to post
I wrote earlier : " When did I accuse you of lying ? Of mis - or dis - information, yes. Not lying . " I apologise as I wrote too quickly. I meant " you were mis - or dis - informed " ( passive ) That said, I do not really know how a 17 year old virgin would react in a dressing r...Jump to post
Juncker... If necessary he can be bypassed. Problem is that he is the President of the EU Commission, and as such, will be responsible for the divorce negociations. He's already appointed the man in charge of the Article 50 Task Force ( Didier Seeuws ) . Question : Have Merkel or Hollande appointed...Jump to post
I really think you need to calm down Pihero. Juncker is being obstructionist. Probably because he still has a grudge against Cameron trying to block his appointment. And pray tell why Cameron tried - unsuccessfully, which proves that the heads of state do not have a lot of power, individually, agai...Jump to post
Juncker is being seen as an obstacle to a clean Brexit at the moment, there has even been a suggestion in the press that Merkel wants him moved aside and a more pragmatist leader in his place. Pretty much so do not rule him being pushed out either. The main powers that be want a clean and reasonabl...Jump to post
For the purposes of this debate, I am a staunch Remainer and voted that way. Just thought you'd like to know that.... Wow ! If you were amongst the least sceptic Brits, I'm beginning to understand the venom of the campaign ! And btw, no response to my queries about democracy, Juncker's anti Brit......Jump to post
If Britain was to reconsider and move back towards membership, it would take some significant change at the EU. No more people like Juncker and his Anglophobia. Much more democracy, and definitely the dismantling of the undemocratic European Bank into something that works for individual states. The...Jump to post
Trade deals with non-EU countries will need to be established and BoJo will have a role to play in that. While he has a reputation for being a buffoon, he is highly educated and well liked by many. Start with the USA, China, Turkey, all the Commonwealth states, the Pacific states( you know, those c...Jump to post
Now, the UK can start to tell the EU their demands. That could be THE JOKE of the century... considering that Britain's word is now the word of a liar and a buffoon, I fear for the exit negotiations. I have to admit, thoiugh, that I never envisaged such a provocation. Question : Is Her Majesty real...Jump to post
That's a pretty uninformed opinion (one that makes Champagne producers a lot of money, though). You will hear a lot of French spoken in and around Napa and the other wine-producing regions in the US, usually from some very well paid enologists who make top-notch products (usually sold at French pri...Jump to post
France fought and won restricted use of the term "Champaign", which had a common use around the world to identify a white wine with bubbles, not bottles from one part of France. Bayer had gone through legal action to protect their trademark of "Aspirin". Bayer lost because, like...Jump to post
Simply because I can make a Cornish pasty in Cornwall from pastry made with US grain flour, potatoes from Spain, meat from France and Veg from Italy. But because I assembled it in Cornwall, I can call it a Cornish pasty. But.... I can use Cornish products but make it in Devon (the county nextdoor) ...Jump to post
I'm really amazed at the level of arguments only based on the brxiteers lies and some arrogant notion of England of the 19th century. What annoys - really does annoy me is the insults cast at some old enemy, namely Mrs Merkel accused of all the woes of Europe. As far asq I know, *her* immigration po...Jump to post
I've not heard a single UK politician suggest all EU nationals will be repatriated the day the UK leaves the EU And no stupid requirements to match EU legislation or regulations, apart from basic things like ensuring that Jaguars sold in the EU meet EU safety and pollution standards. 1/ Just think ...Jump to post
There is not really a need for exotic places : Just JFK's Canarsie RWY 13 would suffice to give some guys a few shivers... especially at night / rain / some good southerly winds and down to the visibility minimum. Plenty of youtube actions from the flight deck. I'd always found that visual transitio...Jump to post
It could be interesting to listen to BBC Radio 4, starting at 11.15 UK time.
The interviewee is the US ambassador to the UK who seems to have quite a few ideas on trade negociations with the US post brexit.
Ideas that could be related to POTUS declarations in April during his visit.
I have no doubt that, had there been no migration/refugee crisis the Remain side would probably have scraped through to victory. So there's a lot of blame to be shared here. You very probably resumed the whole fiasco in that sentence. Voters have in fact never been asked by their leaders whether th...Jump to post
Except we haven't crashed the party, we have an invite. We also contribute more to the buffet than we consume. :roll: Not only that: You are one of the hosts!! :lol: Tugg True, very true ! So why don't you ask Mr PM how he felt leaving the party, being talked about, especially when he paid for the ...Jump to post
You wanted to leave the EU : you have the oportunity to do so NO0WWW, so like your outgoing pom PM said :" For Heaven's sake, leave , man ! Seeing how much it clearly annoys you, we'll drag it out for years. ;) . Curiouser and curiouser : and you'd think that you could do that without hurting ...Jump to post
Think of it as if you were on the edge of a ravine and had to get to the other side, would jumping off immediately really be the best course of action? Or would you look at everything, consider you position, possible paths to the others side, and even reconsider if the other side was the actual bes...Jump to post
The UK dragging their heels for months and months would actually violate the spirit of the Lisbon Treaty, while at least on paper still being within the letter of the treaty. That is the difference, and since the UK are very much dependent on the goodwill of the EU27, that would certainly not stren...Jump to post
The Uk will come out of it stronger than ever. Free from the chains of the EU and still the most exciting and interesting place for business in Europe. There is a reason why all successful airlines in the EU have their roots in the British market. And London as a global financial hub will just laug...Jump to post
Who kicked Bosnia out of Europe? You tell us ! As far as we know, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the "Stabilisation and Association "phase of joining the EU since 2008. Should be member in the not too distant future. ( Btw, I am surprised that a leave voter, against immigration, would be wo...Jump to post
The Uk must simply not backdown and it will get all it wants. You'd be lucky that most of the EU countries won't try and find ways of punishing your *treason* as one Polish minister called it. I believe that it's going to be on some very strict negociation principles : The Norway alternative will b...Jump to post
Pity that the only answer to the EU is more attacks : the hooligans' spirit which left France and the Euro 2016 by highjacking Airbus products ! Unfortunately, these wings belong to Airbus and certainly not to some factory in England. Boy ! Your country will go very far with citizens like you ! ( Wh...Jump to post